Social Work

It can be difficult to talk about illness and the strong emotions that accompany it.

We can provide a listening ear to patients, their families and carers and help you to explore the thoughts and feelings associated with illness and the changes it brings. We can also support patients and their families to talk and express their feelings and to support one another.

You may want to make plans for the future. Some people find talking to someone outside the family can help. You may also want to put some of those plans down in writing. We have the skills necessary to assist you in doing this.

We recognise the financial impact that may follow an illness and can offer support to access any benefits you may be entitled to, or help you apply for charitable grants that are available.

We can also signpost you to other support services and advocate on your behalf with other agencies, such as housing, employers and equipment providers, to help you meet your needs.

www.riprap.org.uk is a site especially for teenagers who have a parent with cancer

www.gov.uk Is the best place to find Government services and information


Tel
01495 717277




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